While the LAMEBOY may look similar to a handheld emulator, seller Davedarko makes no bones about the fact that it is, in fact, not an emulator. There are no games, and it has no sound. On the other hand, if you’d like to create your own games, log data from sensors, or display and interact with Internet-based information, this just might be the “console” for you.
It features 6 buttons arranged in a D-pad, A/B button setup, along with a Nokia LCD panel for user feedback. It also features an RGB backlight, which could work as an in-game display, or could work well as some sort of notification device. For example, you might set up a red light for when someone tweets at you, or a green light to show when your connected toaster and coffee maker have produced breakfast.
The device comes as a DIY kit shown above, and features a 3D-printed case that can be had in several colors. You’ll need to provide tools, patience, and your own battery for assembly but it’s worth it!